The Sunshine Coast’s newest community water park is set to attract even more visitors to the region’s hinterland heart. Offering more than 580 square-metres of healthy and active water play, the Nambour Aquatic Centre Splash Park is for people of all ages and abilities.
Sunshine Coast Council will officially unveil the vibrant $3.26 million Nambour Aquatic Centre Splash Park on Friday, September 16. The community has access to the new adventure water slides from Saturday, September 17.
The complete Splash Park features a zero-depth and fully accessible splash pad along with toddler slides, water jet features and tipping buckets, two new adventure water slides measuring 60 metres and 67m in length, new landscaping, shade sails, and 44 additional car parking spaces for pool patrons.
Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson says the new Splash Park ensures Nambour remains an attractive family destination. It provides a positive social uplift for the community.
“Projects like the new Nambour Splash Park connect communities, ” Mayor Jamieson says. “Residents can come together to enjoy a water wonderland in the heart of the hinterland.
Splash Park pins Nambour to tourism
Sunshine Coast councillor David Law says the multi-functional Splash Park not only caters for the growing population in the region, but puts Nambour on the tourism map.
“There has been an incredible appetite for the new Splash Park,” Cr Law says.
“The zero-depth splash pad has been a major drawcard since opening earlier this year. Little ones thoroughly enjoy the water play, even during Queensland’s cooler months.”
Cr Law says that with warmer weather approaching and the addition of two huge water slides, thrill-seekers of all ages will welcome a plunge at the facility.
“As well as providing hours of family fun, the Splash Park encourages children’s physical and sensory development through interaction with water play elements,” he says.
“Together with the existing 50-metre lap pool and 25m indoor pool, I believe the Nambour Aquatic Centre has set a new benchmark for community waterparks in our region.”
Nambour Aquatic Centre Splash Park open to the public
Belgravia Leisure’s Queensland state manager Dan Cullen says he’s thrilled to welcome the community back to the Nambour Aquatic Centre.
“Mark your diary for our family-friendly opening celebration on Saturday, September 17,” Mr Cullen says.
He says visitors receive free entry to the aquatic centre and unlimited use of the adventure water slides for $6.50 per person.
The open day features a Nambour Swim Club Swimathon, learn-to-swim and squad assessments. You can also ‘Come and Try’ aqua aerobics classes and have fun on the Centre’s popular inflatable course.
“There will also be a Welcome to Country, free cultural workshops and community stalls.”
Cost of entry
The standard pool admission price includes entry to the zero-depth splash pad. It’s available seven days a week. Unlimited access to the two adventure water slides is $6.50 per person, in addition to the standard pool admission price.
During school holidays, the slides will be open Monday to Sunday, 10:30am to 3pm. While during the school term, slide access will be available on Saturday and Sunday, 10:30am to 3pm.
Private functions and birthday party bookings are also available.
More community facilities announced for Nambour
Recognising Nambour as a vital anchor for our region Mayor Jamieson says the town has features extensively in Council’s $847 million budget this financial year.
“In addition to the Splash Park and the recently awarded Nambour Forecourt Revitalisation, planning is now underway for Nambour’s Namba Place Revitalisation project,” Mayor Jamieson says.
He says the project will see streetscape improvement projects on Currie Street, Howard Street and Mill Street. The Nambour Administration Precinct project will also further connect Council with the community.
“Together, these projects provide a significant opportunity to drive renewed visitation and investment into Nambour and our surrounding hinterland communities.”
The $3.26 million Nambour Aquatic Centre Splash Park was developed with support from the Queensland Government’s ‘Works for Queensland’ program, the Sunshine Coast Council and pool lessee Belgravia Leisure. The Nambour Aquatic Centre Splash Park was designed and delivered by main contractor Beau Corp Aquatic & Construction in conjunction with council’s in-house project team.
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